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Published: 17 September 2020

216 Pages


ISBN: 9780197502501

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The Chemical Philosophy of Robert Boyle

Mechanicism, Chymical Atoms, and Emergence

Marina Paola Banchetti-Robino

  • Presents a detailed analysis of the mereology of chemical wholes (chymical atoms) as they were conceived by Robert Boyle
  • Offers a sustained argument for approaching Boyle's conception of chemical qualities with emergentism
  • Proposes Boyle's experimental work as a useful scientific research programme

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